Hindu Perspective: Hinduism And The Religion Of Hinduism

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Hindu Perspective
Hinduism is the religion of Hindus and it is also one of the oldest religion in the world. This religion is also known as Sanatana-Dharma which means an eternal religion. Not because it is eternal only, but also because of it is protected by their own God (Jayaram, n.d.). Other than that, Hinduism is also known by the name of Vaidika-Dharma. Vaidika-Dharma is the religion of the Vedas. The foundational scriptures of Hinduism are the Vedas. In Hinduism education is an important means to achieve the four aims of human life. Vidya or also called as education means to perform his obligatory duties with a sense of detachment and devotion to God an individual must improve the right knowledge, know to control his wishes and learn,
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The words Sanskrit means ‘refined’, ‘sacred’ and ‘sanctified’ (Ratnesh, n.d.). The Vedas, were written in an early form of Sanskrit and now remains called Vedic Sanskrit .It can be classified by the six orthodox heads and four secular heads. The six orthodox sections form the authoritative scriptures of the Hindus. The four secular sections embody the later developments in classical Sanskrit literature. The six scriptures are Srutis, Smritis, Itihasas, Puranas, Agamas and Darsanas. The four secular writings are Subhashitas, Kavyas, Natakas and Alankaras. The Srutis are called the Vedas, or the Amnaya (Jnani,…show more content…
Tao Te Ching has their own meaning which is Tao or Dao can be translated as a “way” which means the universe unnamable process, whereas Te or De is a “virtue” or “personal character” that means a now-archaic sense of inner potency. For Ching or Jing means a “great book” or “classic”. Thus, if we combined all the words it can be translated as “The Book of the Way of Virtue” or “The Classic of the Way’s Virtues”. This holy book can be divided into 81 chapters. The chapters also are divided into two halves. The first halves consists of 37 sections formed the upper section and was called as the “Classic of the Tao” because the initial word of the text is “Tao”. The second halves were called as the “Classic of Te” due to the second key term of the text is “Te”. They believe that Tao Te Ching is important and essential as guidance for them in living full spiritual and ethical life. Tao Te Ching has been written in classical Chinese. The concept of Tao Te Ching also focuses on education and knowledge. For example, in chapter forty-eight which is the pursuit of the Way is not like the pursuit of information. The meaning of this phrase is learning can be improved if we put more effort on it day by day (Eno, 2016,
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